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Newsmax: UAE Official Stands by Abraham Accords Despite Gaza Conflict

  |   By Polling+ Staff

And in the rush of bad news, a glimmer of hope.

Newsmax headlines: https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/uae-abraham-accords-israel/2023/11/01/id/1140539/

UAE Official Stands by Abraham Accords Despite Gaza Conflict

Newsmax reports:

“A senior United Arab Emirates official, Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, chair of the Defense, Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee of the UAE Federal National Council, who played a leading role in the 2020 accords which normalized relations between Israel and several Arab countries, said this week that the Abraham Accords are not going anywhere, despite the war in Gaza.

‘From the United Arab Emirates perspective, the Abraham Accords are there to stay,’ Nuaimi – who also serves on the All Arab News Advisory Board – said during a special online briefing organized by the European Jewish Association (EJA) together with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

He added that whenever there is a war between Hamas and Israel in Gaza, people ask if it will negatively affect normalization between Israel and the Arab signatories of the Accords. 

‘This [is] the third war in Gaza. Whenever there is something happening in Gaza, people come to us and ask: ‘What do you think of the Abraham Accords. Are you going to change?’

The UAE official stressed that the accords are the basis of a future transformed Middle East.

‘The Accords are our future. It is not an agreement between two governments but a platform that we believe should transform the region where everyone will enjoy security, stability, and prosperity,’ he said.”

Well three cheers for Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi.

It is the most common of common sense that only when neighbors live in peace can they all prosper – have families, good jobs, prosperity and anything else. Constant war day in and day out can and does ruin all of that.

The Abraham Accords were a significant achievement of then-President Trump. Trump was unique in that having not spent a literal career in politics he could disregard the inevitable chatter that “this is the way we have always done these things.” He had the courage to point out that “the way it has always been done” in the Middle East had not worked and it was time to change course.

It was.

Now is the time to hold on to the achievement that is the Abraham Accords.  And keep moving.

The UAE’s Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi gets it.